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Zomba, Malawi
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an excellent hotel in terms of service, cleanliness, rooms, sleep quality, value for money and also location. The hotel is located right in Dar es salaam walk-able distance to the ocean, main town. It's very safe even to travel by foot at night to churches, bars and other places.

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Dear twikam Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Southern Sun is a great place to stay, central and staff are excellent. I highly recommend this hotel. Food was of a great quality and beers ice cold, always needed in sunny Tanzania. Great for business or holiday trip

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Dear Andre G Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General...

Shropshire,UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by our travel agents for a one night stopover. All was going well, lovely tea on the terrace on arrival, until I dropped something and looked under the bed where I found a load of cigarette ends and ash so obviously the room had not been properly cleaned. Room 102 had a view of the rubbish in the car...

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Dear luka99 Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the level of product delivery you experienced during your stay. Your comments have been constructively communicated to our Team to assist us in improving our product...

Geraldton, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only stopped here for the night but the rooms are lovely & clean,very modern.The bed very comfy & breakfasts are too die for. Very nice hotel.Has a great gift shop inside. Staff lovely & friendly. We dined in the restaurant downstairs & it wasn't to bad.

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Dear stquintin Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

Coulsdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had flown from the UK and needed an overnight stay before our onward flight to our safari camp. We had 2 rooms here. We were greeted with a choice of cold drinks on entering the hotel and our luggage was taken to our rooms by a bell boy in uniform, All of the staff were very friendly and helpful....

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Dear Spinneywood Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been a regular at the Southern Sun for many years. Although it remains a reliable option for travelers who need to stay downtown, I’m afraid it's no longer the high-value boutique hotel that it was a few years ago. Most concerning is that the rate has steadily increased (most recently: $225/night compared to $150 just a few years ago)...

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Dear SandiM10 Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. Please accept our sincerest apologies for not offering you our Single Lady Traveler Welcome Bag - these are still available. I have shared your comment with our Front Office Team to assist...

Germiston, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent one night in Southern Sun Dar Es Salaam while visiting business. The service received when checking in was outstanding. The hotel staff was warm and welcoming. All requests was dealt with quick and efficiently. The hotel room was well set up and comfortable. The Wi-Fi was quick and efficient. The bed was comfortable and provided a good nights...

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Dear Q292HWguestg Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your very kind comments and description of your stay with us - much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you...

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I must say, my second visit to the Southern Sun left me feeling wonderfully spoilt. Kudos to the hotel Management and staff! The airport transfer, both ways, was timely and efficient. The driver was knowledgeable and was able to successfully navigate unusually heavy evening traffic to the airport when I was leaving Dar. Hotel check in was quick and the...

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Dear Madren O Thank you so much for your very kind comments regarding your experience with us - much appreciated. We are delighted that you "Felt spoilt" at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We have been staying at the Southern Sun for over 12 years and it is always very friendly, efficient and of a high standard. We particularly enjoy the relaxed atmosphere here. We thoroughly recommend this hotel for travellers of all types, for business or pleasure. You get a great glimpse at the cosmopolitan and friendly approach to life here in...

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Dear H6173CCrobertg Thank you so much for your support over the past 12 years - much appreciated. We are delighted that you continue to enjoy our Hotel and our people. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my last stay (Dec 2016) and would like to mention the restaurant staff , particularly Anthonia as truly professional and outstanding in their hospitality. They made my stay so comfortable. It was a special experience.

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Dear Michael Lamwe Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we have shared your comments with Anthonia - much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Southern Sun Dar-Es-Salaam offers the best of all worlds with excellent facilities and within walking distance of the city centre. It is situated in a quiet part of town, close to the sea, next door to the Botanical Gardens and numerous diplomatic missions. The Hotel was recently awarded Silver status by the Heritage Environmental rating program in recognition of our commitment to reducing the Hotels environmental impact. A free Wi-Fi service is offered throughout the building. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

Address: 1 Garden Avenue | PO Box 80022, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Formerly Holiday Inn)
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: ₹ 14,719 - ₹ 18,751 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Dar es Salaam 4*
Number of rooms: 152
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Also Known As:
Southern Sun Dar Es Salaam Hotel Dar Es Salaam
Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#2 Luxury Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#3 Business Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#5 Romantic Hotel in Dar es Salaam
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“Room 102 not a good view”
 of 5 bubbles luka99, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Second floor rooms are very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles rabaria2016, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The hotel is about a 15 minute walk to the seafront, or a 5 minute taxi ride.”
 of 5 bubbles djnow, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bar / pool area is a little noisy. If you are a light sleeper, ask for a room on the other side.”
 of 5 bubbles Eclipsegroupie, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be sure you do not stay on the pool side if you want to avoid the noise”
 of 5 bubbles PDM77059, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
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